SEAN Dyche felt VAR got both crucial handball incidents correct against Cherries during Burnley’s 3-0 victory over Eddie Howe’s men.

The Premier League contest at Turf Moor descended into controversy when Cherries had a goal from Joshua King chalked off for a judged handball by Philip Billing with the score goalless.

With Burnley 1-0 up, Cherries then thought they were level after Harry Wilson’s breakaway strike but another handball was given against Adam Smith in the visitors’ area.

That meant Wilson’s goal was wiped out and Burnley were awarded a penalty, which Jay Rodriguez converted for 2-0 to the hosts.

Both incidents came following VAR checks from Chris Kavanagh after match referee Mike Dean did not award handball on either occasion.

Giving his take on the incidents, Dyche said: “The first one I think is a hard one for them to take but inevitably it does lead to a goal. He does move his shoulder towards the ball and it does hit his arm.

“Therefore, if you look at the facts of it, you’d consider that was too much because it led to a goal.

“Although it’s a tough one for them, I think it’s probably the right decision.”

On the second handball situation, Dyche said: “It’s a different kind of disappointment for them. They think they have gone up the other end and scored but I don’t know. Eddie’s an honest fella.

“I thought it was a penalty as soon as I saw it. I was a defender and the wind was swirling.

“You could see his (Smith’s) arm go into an unnatural position, as they call it now, and it definitely hits his arm – Jeff (Hendrick) is just behind him.

“You put those three things together and I think it’s a penalty basically because if he doesn’t stick his arm up, Jeff can, in theory, play it back in the box and we might score from it.

“I think that one is a definite penalty for me.”

He added: “It was a strange day for VAR, a tough day for VAR in a different way.”